The aquatic world is being increasingly compromised by an overwhelming array of human-caused noise. The sound of propellers, cavitation, seabed … More
Pollinators serve a great purpose in the agriculture world. Without them, humans and animals would have little to no food … More
Support The Global Investigative Journalism Network on Wildlife Trafficking, attend the webinar on Wildlife Crimes. Great article by Toby McIntosh.
A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence. … More
Originally planted with a rich array of edible and medicinal flora for people to use, forest gardens are now a source of food for animals and pollinators. While human activities, such as industrial land management, are often seen as being harmful to biodiversity, their study shows how Indigenous practices have benefited the health and resilience of forest ecosystems in the long-term, the researchers say.
The Burrowing Parrot, in spanish, ”Loro Tricahue”, (Cyanoliseus patagonus), also known as the burrowing parakeet or the Patagonian conure, is a species of parrot native to Argentina and Chile. The Burrowing Parrot was on the brink of extinction, with small populations fragmented throughout Chile.
”The Burrowing parrots/ Loros Tricahue, that inhabit Chile are an endemic subspecies, that is, they cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It is one of the four native parrots and also the largest. It was on the brink of extinction,” says Marcia Ricci, head of Conservation of Biological Diversity at CONAF in the O’Higgins region.
The rainbow serpent, the white-lipped python is an iridescent snake. AS FAR AS heads go, this is an impressive one. … More
‘Mother Trees’ Are Intelligent: They Learn and Remember Few researchers have had the pop culture impact of Suzanne Simard. The … More
The paper “debunks an important myth” in conservation circles, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology aerospace engineer Danielle Wood, who studies technology and international development but was not involved with the new work. By offering a long-term look at humans’ impact on the planet, the study reveals that it’s not people per se that send biodiversity on a downward spiral, but it’s instead the overexploitation of resources, she explains. If their practices are sustainable, “humans don’t have to be removed,” to save the world’s species.
“It is a ground-breaking study,” says Luke Rendell, a behavioral ecologist at the University of St. Andrews who was not involved with the research. The work adds evidence to the idea that dolphins evolved large brains to navigate their complex social environments.